Friday, September 26, 2008

Last Christmas my mom and dad gave me a book called "Fantastic After 40!" At the time I was not interested, so I tucked the book away and forgot I even had it. About a month ago my sister started talking about this fabulous book that she had gotten for Christmas from our parents and that she was going to start a ladies study group called "Seasoned Sisters" based on the book " Fantastic After 40" By Pam Farrel! She was so excited about it. The book talks about being a smart, sophisticated, and savvy woman after 40! At first I said to myself, " ya right". But then I went searching for the book that I was reminded that I had received as a gift so many months ago! I started reading it( only on the first chapter). And so far I am inspired! I can totally relate as the author approaches the delicate subject of aging with humor and truth.
Here are a few fantastic facts about being over 40:

-I can forget peoples names and just call everyone "sweetie" and get away with it.

-At 40 I learned I could use my "blondness" as an excuse for my forgetfulness and slide right into "menopause" as the reason I can't remember where I parked my car!

-I can recognize when my teen is trying to manipulate me with the " mom, you are so beautiful... can I have the car keys? line .

Mostly I have learned to laugh more. I have recently picked up a birthday card for a friend turning 50, which read;
Do the boobs sorta droop and buns sorta sag? Has the chin multiplied and the eyes kinda bagged?
Do your legs kinda ripple as you run toward the fridge?
Have your maiden tresses turned into drab frizz? Let's face it, you're labeled, and there ain't no cure, But for diplomacy's sake, let's just say you're ...... Mature!

The above is from the book "Fantastic After 40" By Pam Farrel.
I'm excited about joining the study and relating to other seasoned sisters who are going through what I am going through. If intrigued go to or


Susie said...

This is so great for you Wandi! You are an amazing woman, who Dana and I have come to love like family. We are excited to see you too. I can't believe it's only a few days away.

Kathy said...

Peggy leant me a copy of the book. I really enjoyed it, looking forward to what the group will bring.

Wanda said...

Sounds like a real cool study...
Is there another book for us over 60??? (smile)

I have been calling people sweetie on hon for years.....guess that tells you where I am...

Love and Hugs

Muhd Imran said...

This is a funny post with that card message of turning 50.

Hope you enjoy your time with the study/reading group.